Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Webinar: Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice


Join APHA for the final webinar in the Advancing Racial Equity series.


Mobilizing Public Health to Achieve Environmental Justice

Tuesday, Nov. 17
2 - 3:30 p.m. ET

The final webinar in the APHA Advancing Racial Equity series will raise awareness of the ongoing impact of environmental racism on the health and well-being of Black, Indigenous and people of color in the U.S. 


Presenters will:


  • Address historic and systemic issues (e.g., redlining, toxic waste siting, zoning policies) that have disproportionally impacted BIPOC communities, including social, economic, and health implications of these practices.
  • Discuss the importance of environmental justice initiatives to mitigate inequity and how public health professionals can address environmental racism.
  • Present strategies and frameworks to address environmental racism, such as health-in-all-policies, just transition, and cumulative impacts policies to curtail future health disparities.




Kate Robb, MSPH

Senior Program Manager, Environmental Health

Center for Public Health Policy




Crystal Dixon, MPH, MCHES, NBC-HWC

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Education, UNC Greensboro




Donna Chavis

Senior Campaigner, Fossil Fuels, Friends of the Earth


Donele Wilkins

Founder and CEO, Green Door Initiative


Sacoby Wilson, PhD, MS

Associate Professor and Director, Community Engagement, Environmental Justice, and Health, Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health, School of Public Health, University of Maryland-College Park


Michele Okoh, JD

Senior Lecturing Fellow of Law, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic


The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A session with the webinar audience.


Closed captioning will be provided.


Webinar participants can earn 1.5 CPH, CME, CNE, or CHES continuing education credits.


The webinar will be recorded and available for on-demand viewing on APHA’s website within a week of the live event.

New to the topic of environmental justice? Review these resources before the webinar: